Later this year, NStEP will launch a new resources hub for student engagement. We hope that this hub can showcase student engagement good practices from across Irish higher education. You can submit a case study for inclusion in the new hub!

The National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP) works to strengthen student engagement in higher education decision-making, ensuring students actively participate across governance, teaching and learning, quality assurance, and the wider student learning experience. We work to promote partnership between students and staff, supporting dialogue and collaboration, and creating space for students and staff to co-create change for the benefit of all in the learning community.

We know there is lots of good practice in student engagement and partnership all across Irish higher education. We are calling on staff and students to submit short case studies of good practice that will be published in our new Resource Hub which will be launched later this year. These case studies will be accessible to all students and staff, and will form a useful bank of examples and ideas for others to learn from.

The Case Study templates (word doc and PPT) provide an outline of the kind of information we are looking for. You should aim to include:

  • Background and context to your case study project or initiative, e.g. what issue was the project addressing
  • How your project or initiative was developed, with particular reference to student engagement and partnership
  • What actions were undertaken, with clear examples and evidence
  • Reflections on what worked well, what could be improved, and what did project participants learn from it.

Please keep the overall word count to an absolute maximum of 1500 (submissions can be less than this). You are invited to include images, video, links or other supporting documentation also. We encourage different formats and creative approaches!

Submitted Case Studies should meet the following criteria:

  1. The case study must demonstrate relevance to issues of student voice, student engagement in decision-making, and/or student partnership.
  2. There must be evidence of student participation and/or student-staff collaboration in the project or initiative outlined in the case study.
  3. The submitted case study must demonstrate evidence of reflective practice e.g. what worked well, what could have been improved, and what did participants learn that others could learn from.

Submissions will be reviewed against this criteria by NStEP and by an external reviewer.

We strongly encourage submissions written by students and staff. We also welcome case studies from outside of the Republic of Ireland.

If you would like to reach out and ask for advice before you begin preparing your case study submission, please email NStEP Student Associate, Rhiannon Kavanagh, at rhiannon.kavanagh@usi.ie

All submissions will be entered in to random prize draws. Submission authors will be contacted if they (and their team) win a prize!

The deadline for all submissions is 7th June 2022.

Submit your Case Study

Please complete the form below, with your details, ensuring to include the names of any co-authors or contributors to the case study. You can use the templates above to complete the case study. At the end of the form, there is an option to upload the case study in your chosen format.